CMV Rapid Culture
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Urine in a sterile, leak-proof container.
Stool, rectal swab, eSwab, and CSF samples. Whole blood in Viral
Transport Media. Dry swabs, wood swabs, calcium alginate swabs, and
Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Culture negative for CMV by early antigen test.
Cytomegalovirus by PCR is a more sensitive method for the detection of
CMV viremia and central nervous system infections, especially in the
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